Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas


In Mexico and Central America, a tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flat bread, made from finely ground maize (corn).

Masa harina is the traditional flour used to make tortillas, tamales, and other Mexican dishes. Traditional corn tortillas don't contain any added fat or salt. They are not made with the vegetable "corn," but rather white maize. This type of corn is richer in protein and much more nutritious.

Maize tortillas are naturally low in fat and sodium, and provide calcium, potassium, fiber, iron, and B vitamins. And let's not forget the fact that corn tortillas are 100% gluten-free.

Corn tortillas are made with just two ingredients: masa harina flour and water. Elevate your taco Tuesday game with this quick and easy recipe using either our cast iron or aluminum tortilla press.





Masa Harina Flour

Mix equal parts masa flour & water (2 cups flour and 2 cups warm water makes approx. 24 tortillas), or follow instructions on masa flour packaging. Do not make too dry or too wet but sufficient to hold shape (consistency of Play-Doh).

STEP 2: Cut Zip lock or other plastic bag on 3 sides and place inside tortilla press to be used during the pressing process.

STEP 3: Form balls of dough, approximately 1 oz (slightly smaller than a ping pong ball). Place between plastic and close the Tortilla press to flatten the ball into a tortilla shape.

STEP 4: For the perfect Tortilla, after one “press”, rotate the plastic 90 degrees and gently press again.

STEP 5: To remove the pressed dough, open the lid of the press and gently peel back the plastic sheet from the dough disc. Repeat until all tortillas have been formed.

STEP 6: Tortilla should be even thickness and approximately 6 inches in diameter. Don’t worry if some break in the process, roll them up and press again. Practice makes perfect!

STEP 7: Heat pan or Comal until hot and gently place 3 to 4 tortillas on the hot surface. Cook for 60–90 seconds and flip to cook the other side. Stack cooked tortillas and keep warm in the traditional Servietta (cloth napkin). Serve immediately with your favorite Mexican Dish.


NOTE: Never place Tortilla Press on the stove – this is a tool for pressing the tortilla NOT cooking them.

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I made some homemade Tortillas they came out Great I love my Red Tortilla Press

Ann Kelly

what’s a good source for masa harina?


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